Darlington, South Carolina: Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum

Open since 1965. Exhibits include a mounted fish; somebody's shorts; a case filled with illegal parts confiscated from race cars; and Darrell Waltrip's 1991 car, torn to pieces in a wreck, the most popular item in the museum.

Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum

Address:
1305 Harry Byrd Hwy., Darlington, SC
Directions:
I-95 to US 52 (Lucas St.), head west following US 52/Governor Williams Hwy. Left on Hwy 151 (Hartsville Hwy). The Museum and Raceway is on the left.
Hours:
M-F 10 am - 5 pm; Sa to 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
843-395-8821
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National Stock Car Hall of Fame - Rockfish, Bermuda Shorts

Just off I-95, we stopped at the National Stock Car Museum and Hall of Fame at Darlington Raceway. The museum bills itself as having the largest collection of race cars in the world. There are lots of race cars there, plus videos of famous races. If you go when NASCAR is not hosting a race, as we did, you can step onto the race track. The museum includes one racer's Bermuda shorts and a mounted 55-pound rockfish caught by driver Tiny Lund in 1963.

[Allison Salerno, 06/01/2005]

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